bread making in cold weather

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« on: January 10, 2009, 10:54 »
Anybody got any tips............

Cos it's not very warm indoors the dough doesn't seem to want to rise as usual. With the old oven i could open door and leave on v low &put dough near but new oven's got a fan so that don't work :(

Don't really want to put heating up high everytime i want to make bread  :cry:
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 11:20 »
Have you got an airing cupboard?  My gran always uses hers  :D  

Other than that not really sure,  hopefully someone else will be more helpful :!:
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 11:26 »
sadly no airing cupboard either :(

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 11:27 »
This is easy, buy a breadmaker  :roll: The only problem I have is which type of bread to make.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 13:56 »
I set my oven very low so it runs at about 30 C.  Proves a treat  :D

I have a bread maker too but often make other shapes of bread.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 14:03 »
Yep, I've put mine in the oven too..And mine is fan assisted...I put it on very low for a abut 10 minutes then turned it off. Cling film over the dough so as to not dry it and it worked just fine.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 14:15 »
Thanks will try warming oven then turning off....

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 19:05 »
Goodie, looks like I too am a member of the warm oven club cause that's how I do mine. No where else is warm enough or draft free.

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 16:48 »
I just stuck mine on top of the toaster this afternoon, and occasionally popped it on for a few seconds. Seemed to do the trick, but don't forget to turn it off or the teatowel will catch fire :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 16:56 »
One way of cooking the bread :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 15:10 »
Oven on 150 degrees for 5 minutes, turn off, put the bread in to rise.  Works perfectly, no worries about dropping it on the way back from the airing cupboard, and you can set your kitchen timer to remind you.

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 21:37 »
Actually the dough will prove even when cold, as long as it is not freezing -- it just takes a long time so you have to start the day before.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 23:34 »
Sourdough tastes better done over a 24 hour period but you do have to be around to knead it.

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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2009, 18:44 »
Cover the top of the bowl with clingfilm or a sheet of clear plastic, and stick it in a sunny windowsill - no good on a cloudy day, but fine if it's like today.  Or try it on top of an old-fashioned TV or monitor (or your PC case if it runs hot).  As a last resort, wait to bake bread until you're cooking something else that warms up the kitchen!  (Actually, I seriously try to do this: even if I have to run the oven for a bit longer to do everything, it makes sense to only have to heat it up once.)

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 09:51 »
you can prove your dough by giving it 15 second burst in the microwave then letting it stand for 10 mins then zap it again .
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